Oby Ezekwesili: the Uncomfortable Truth of Nigeria's Elusive Economic Development
Thanks for inviting me as your Keynote Speaker at your Unveiling of Road Map Summit. I do not know how you decided to take this high risk of inviting me to your gathering, knowing full well that my zeal for candor can be generally unsettling for some people of your class and occupation.
British Film Award
Igbo Man Wins Best Actor
Nkeiruka Ezekh: Russian of
Igbo-Nigerian heritage in
Nkeiruka Ezekh, black Russian of
Igbo-Nigerian heritage is participating
and representing her country Russia, the host of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Don't Trivialise Corruption, Tackle It
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Ekweremadu: Nigerian’s Humble and Selfless Man
I have been following the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s activities, politics, and performance and found him to be a rare individual in the context of Nigeria’s socio-political environment. As a result of my interest in studying the behavior and actions of some Nigerian politicians, particularly Ekweremadu, I attempt to read every article about the Deputy Senate President.
More>>>> Civil war, other killings: Ohanaeze demands N2.4trn from FG as reparation
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday in Enugu, demanded the payment of N2.4 trillion as reparation and restitution from the Federal Government.
More>>>> Ken Saro-Wiwa Hated His Friends (Igbo/Biafra/ Ojukwu/Ijaw), Looked Up North, West For Friendship, Yet, They Killed Him—Reports
OGONI--Ken Saro-Wiwa in his multiple article, especially the one in 1987, titled: "Awo & the Creation of States", expressed his hatred for Biafra, Igbo and Ojukwu.
More>>>> The America Family Law and Nigerian Families in America–Homicide Shouldn’t Be an Option
Extreme domestic violence has become a big problem among the Nigerian communities in America.
More>>>> My Journey to Enugu Int. Airport: A Review of Ethiopian Airline Flight Services
Folks it dawned on me how incredibly lucky to be able to fly out of Enugu to almost all of the world’s major cities.
Re: 2015 presidency-Blood will flow…
The Politics of Second Niger Bridge
I READ with much pain in my bones, heartache and running stomach the interview granted by a second Republic member of House of Representatives and a Russian trained medical doctor Junaid Mohammed, captioned 2015: there’ll be bloodshed, if Jonathan runs
Ibori: Is there justice in this world?
The weird thing about the ongoing Chief James Onanefe lbori, former governor of Delta State assets confiscation trial saga in the United Kingdom is that the British court
More>>>> Between Jonathan’s National Conference and Obasanjo’s reform confab, by Prof. Ben Nwabueze
Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN), constitutional lawyer and leader of eminent group of Nigerians, The Patriots, in this piece, spells out the nature and character of the proposed National Conference, its primal purpose and modus operandi...
More>>>> Half of a Yellow Sun: Nigeria novel comes to the big screen
Half of a Yellow Sun, a much-praised and well-loved novel written by Nigeria's Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, tells the story of two sisters during the Biafran War in the 1960s.
Nigeria Will Not Break Up in 2014 or 2015- Clerics Tells Biafra, Oduduwa, Ogoni Separatists
Clergymen from different denominations under the aegis of Nigeria Prayer Project gathered at the National Christian Centre, Abuja on the eve of Nigeria’s 53rd independence day celebrations and eve of 100 years of the nation’s forced amalgamation, to declare the counsel of God that Nigeria will not break up either in 2014 or 2015 as predicted.
More>>>> Nigeria @ 53: With these few reasons…
A person’s ugliness is the god’s doing; the person’s lack of clothing is his/her own fault. How many recall those ‘good ole’ days in secondary school, the Literary & Debating Society days.
Goodbye Nigeria By Chido Onumah
Nothing proves the assertion that the edifice called Nigeria has effectively collapsed and is in need of an urgent and fundamental renovation than the recent laments of our rulers, past and present.
More>>>> Ndigbo made land the gold of Lagos
The attitude of the Igbo man is what other Nigerians must learn to copy in order to foster peace.
More>>>> Northern Nigeria Double Standards on Boko Haram and MEND
The Arewa Consultative Forum fully supported the military crack down on Niger Delta militants four years ago but today, Northern Nigeria has this to say when President Goodluck Jonathan declared a crackdown on Boko Haram
More>>>> 2015: Jonathan’s Real Friends, Foes and the Way Forward
Having written several articles on the current macabre dance and political crisis rocking Rivers State and x-raying its effects on the future political developments of Nigeria if not checked, I do not see further need to come up with another piece on this subject despite new challenges that need to be addressed.
More>>>> When an educated man became an educated foolWhen a woman sleeps with different men, she is called a “harlot”. The same goes for a man who sleeps with different women. It doesn’t matter whether he is paid or not as long as he got something from it. A woman might get paid for it or get paid in-kind or might get enjoyment out of it. The same goes for a man who gets enjoyment from it or gets paid in-kind for it. It is still being a harlot. When a man starts bluffing of sleeping with different women – he is a harlot no question about it
More>>>> Time to Negotiate Nigeria
I shall be quoting profusely from the various contributors to the book to buttress the argument for an urgent national dialogue on the future of Nigeria. Since the pre-event publicity started a few weeks ago, I have received numerous enquiries about what I mean by the term “Nigeria is negotiable”.
More>>>> A Case for Strong InstitutionsAll men of goodwill who look forward to a more progressive and equitable world appreciate the tremendous good Transparency International, TI does with its periodic verdict on nations and institutions across the globe. Sometimes I just wonder what our world would look like without watchdogs like Transparency International that continually reminds us about the way we are.
Nigeria’s unity is negotiable, says Ozekhome
Lagos lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), is a human rights activist, who has been at the forefront for good governance and social justice in Nigeria. He was in Benin City recently where he spoke to a select group of journalists on the proposed national conference, taking the potential challenges and associated problems one by one and proffering solutions, reports ALEMMA-OZIORUVA ALIU.
More>>>> Nigeria’s Unity and 2019 Igbo Presidency
THE Holy Bible gave us a principle which shall apply to all the prophecies about the break up of Nigeria come 2015. It is in a short story about the power game between Modecai, a Jewish gate man who happens also to be the uncle of the queen, and Haman, a political juggernaut in the Old Persian Kingdom, who hated Jews.
More>>>> What is the matter with Sowore and Saharareporters?
After an endless series of unprofessional reporting and no sign of willingness to change for the better, some of us have profiled Saharareporters
More>>>> How Obi became national leader of APGA
Some political commentators have claimed that without Governor Peter Obi, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), would by now have gone into oblivion.
Is APC’s Opportunity To Seize The Presidency From PDP Slipping From APC’s Hands?
My life with and after Ojukwu –Bianca
Igbo Cultural Support Network (ICSN)
Obi renames state varsity after Ojukwu
Igbo Youths Iri ji 2013
Obi of Anambra State yesterday renamed the Anambra State University (ANSU) as Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) after the Ikemba Nnewi who died on November 26 2011.
More>>>> When will Gen. Buhari change his ways?
I was with the All Progressives Congress train that went to Kano Government House to invite Governor Musa Kwankwaso to join the league of progressives in the country, determined to bring about the change we need.
Why I Recalled Non-indigene Civil Servants
Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, explained at the weekend that his desire for a united Nigeria informed his decision to recall the non indigenes disengaged from the state’s civil service.
More>>>> Federalism And The Proposed National DialogueNigeria’s federalism was born in 1954, with power shared between two tiers of government
More>>>> ‘Let’s Rework Nigeria’
EVEN before the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference/Dialogue inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan, could begin the onerous task of fathoming out the framework, ideas as to what Nigerians really need started pouring in.
More>>>> When an educated
man became an educated fool
Rejoinder On the Article Titled,
"A President Without Balls"
I read with dismay and utter disgust an article contributed by Mr. Fani Kayode and posted on the Leadership Newspaper
More>>>> Anatomy of a divorce and the marriage of 1914
I always have mixed feelings watching on video the events of Nigeria’s Independence in 1960. One cannot fail to notice the joy and sense of expectation in the gait and faces of our founding fathers.
More>>>> Fashola: Still on the Igbo questionJust as Nigerians are rabidly hated on the continent by fellow Africans, the Igbo are also morbidly loathed in their country by other ethnic...
Child marriage: Umuada Ndi-Igbo in Diaspora writes Senate
Lately we have heard so much about a purported bill in the Senate regarding legalising marriage for under-aged girls. My blood and that of the other members of my organisation was already boiling.
More>>>> Realities of Race
‘Americanah,’ by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieWhat’s the difference between an African-American and an American-African? From such a distinction springs a deep-seated discussion of race in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel, “Americanah.” Adichie, born in Nigeria but now living both in her
More>>>> Dancing kokoma in the house of God
One Saturday morning many years ago, I got out of bed early to wash the car. Two young women passed by, on their way home from an all-night prayer vigil at a nearby church. I overheard one asking the other if she noticed the way she danced
More>>>> Toying with Igbo destiny
We must see the recent decision by the Lagos State government to relocate 14 Igbo destitute people to Anambra State as a wake-up call. More>>>>